Red Jet 5

panasonic
6th June 2009, 18:14
Do anyone know when Red Jet 5 will arrive in southampton.
Red Funnel claims end of may, but i have heard the first week in June.
But i has not seen any sign of her yet.
Also who will be doing the upgrade on Red Jet 5. Husband Shipyard?.(Jester)

Stevie B
9th June 2009, 15:41
Red Jet 5 is due to arrive in Southampton on or around the 11th June onboard CEC Meadow to berth on berth 39, then is is being taken to Portsmouth for a refit.

panasonic
9th June 2009, 16:22
Red Jet 5 is due to arrive in Southampton on or around the 11th June onboard CEC Meadow to berth on berth 39, then is is being taken to Portsmouth for a refit.

thank you for your reply, so much for end of may!.

Dickyboy
14th June 2009, 06:15
I posted three of pictures of Red Jet 5 in the "Photos" a couple of days ago.
Of her arrival, under tow, in Portsmouth on the 12/06/09.Still in her old livery.
Dickyboy.

cutmedown
26th June 2009, 13:21
Any updates on RJ5?

FYI, this http://www.theeleutheran.com/index.php?news=19 is the Red Jet 5.

Nice how they have admitted it has a decent life for 10 years and because of its frequent use they decided to replace it.

We love you Red Funnel :P

adamello
7th July 2009, 18:22
but redfunnel do maintain well
plus full refurb, i dont think a bit of metal will only have a 10 year lifespan... look at wightlinks C class boats

in other news.. Jet 5 is now afloat in portsmouth in Red livery

Stevie B
7th July 2009, 18:55
Steel yes, a lot more than 10 years but Ali bit of a different story, the Wightlink Lady Patrica and Pam, the Ali on those was/is very bad.

cutmedown
14th July 2009, 16:24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eBGMNMkCt4

cutmedown
21st July 2009, 21:30
Took these on way home the other day, via Iphone so not fantastic quality;

http://img113.imageshack.us/img113/1633/jet51.jpg

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1086/jet52.jpg

Hope they are ok.

Pompeyfan
28th July 2009, 10:39
Taken yesterday after rehearsing tying up at Red Jet terminal between normal services.

David

George.GM
28th July 2009, 11:47
David
Shoelaces are tied up.
Ships are secured.

Pompeyfan
28th July 2009, 12:52
David
Shoelaces are tied up.
Ships are secured.

Just testing B\) In actual fact, she did not throw a line or secure herself alongside. So neither is right. And by the way, despite my dislike of calling ships boats Red Jet 5 cannot be regarded as a ship. So deuce perhaps? [=P]

David

panasonic
29th July 2009, 16:57
i see red jet 5 have now entered service today.
i have seen there are seats on the upper deck in the open, do this mean red funnel will allow passenger to sit there?.
it will be intresting as i would not mind sitting there!.
i wonder now if red funnel will up grade red jet 3.

cutmedown
3rd August 2009, 21:29
No, no upper deck seating. thats just from its previous life.

paull.happyhiker
5th August 2009, 01:30
not sure if anybody posted this yet so i apologise if it has. Just looking through the net and found an article on shearwater3 from jan 2008 take a look at her what a waste.
http://www.classicfastferries.com/archivesjan08.html

panasonic
6th August 2009, 18:28
i have seen this picture before but i did not know that the other shearwater had been destroy in the tsunami 2004. it is sad to see that nearly all the old red funnel vessels are gone. cowes castle,norris castle are now on there way to be scrapped so that leaves the remaining castle class osbourne castle still working in canada.
i had been told that (sis)netley castle is being sold.